about Cashmere & Silk
UPDATE JUNE 2013: Cashmere *& Silk has closed. We look forward to seeing more of Janet Steele’s creation online soon.
Cashmere & Silk offers fine quality lingerie and sleepwear for men and women – kimono style silk pyjamas, kimono style cashmere dressing gowns, silk camisoles & knickers. Designed and hand crafted in Newcastle by Janet Steele, using premium quality imported silk and cashmere, pieces are available ready made and custom orders are also on offer.
ABOUT CASHMERE & SILK
My name is Janet Steele. I was originally trained as a teacher of Textiles and Art. After running a family business I completed a Masters of Business Administration and then planned my perfect life – to be touching pure silk and soft, fine, light, warm cashmere was part of that plan. I travelled through China, Japan and Nepal to source the best of these fabrics.
My first thought of starting a business using the best of fabrics to make women’s lingerie and sleepwear came while I was teaching business skills to the students of Fashion at the Hunter Institute of TAFE. Twenty-three years later the circumstances in my life made it possible to make this dream come true.
If you had a hundred women all saying they are a size 10, 12, whatever; you would really only find a handful who are truly a perfect fit for the standard size. Every body is different. What I can do for all women is make silk lingerie which is the perfect cup size for them. It is just as simple as selecting a style, choosing a colour and providing your size, which can be measured in privacy in the store.
The range of goods offered at Cashmere & Silk extend to cashmere accessories, silk robes for men, and a collection of young children’s clothing and toys.